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21 Jump Street Earns Great Review


Morgan Minyard

Staff Writer

The Action-Comedy “21 Jump Street” starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill opened in theaters on March 16th, earning great reviews from both critics and audiences alike. It raked in $13 million on its opening night.

The film is based on the former popular TV series “21 Jump Street” created by Stephen Cannell.

In this movie Tatum and Hill are undercover police officers who risk their lives to investigate a drug industry that some teenagers at the local high school are believed to be involved in.  Other than the case being tricky, the other complicated thing is that Tatum and Hill must learn how to be teenagers again.

Watching Tatum and Hill learn how to be teenagers again is one of the funniest parts of the movie. They both seem to realize that high school is nothing like they remember it to be. Nonetheless the two use their youthful appearances to go undercover and solve the case.

On the popular critic site Rotten Tomatoes, critics have given the movie a great review, giving it an 87%, while audiences have given the film an 89%.

“Tatum is absolutely hilarious in this movie and not in the unintentional way his stiff performances in his romantic comedy movies like the Vow turn out to be,” said Rebecca Murray “About.com”.

“The movie was mostly hilarious, at the end it seemed a bit long, but I enjoyed it a lot,” said Victoria Clark ‘14.

“Hollywood is obsessed with strip-mining old TV shows and movies for remake fodder these days but 21 Jump Street is an example of how it can be done well,” said Tim Martain, “The Hollywood Reporter”.

Overall, the movie is very entertaining and funny and will surprise you in a good way.